With an element of solemnity and reverence, floral tributes were paid to Leo Tolstoy, the great Russian writer, at his monument in the STC Complex on the Tolstoy Marg on September 8, 2017. The ceremony was dedicated to the 189th Birth Anniversary of Leo Tolstoy.
Led by Mr Fedor Rozovskiy, Director, Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC), New Delhi, those who paid rich tributes to the Russian writer, were Ms. Nana Mgeladze, Counsellor (Culture), Embassy of the Russian Federation in India, Ms. Elena Barman, President, Indian Association of Russian compatriots, and Ms. Tatyana Shipilova, Director, Institute of Russian Language, RCSC.
The gathering present on the occasion included Russian language teachers, students, Russian compatriots, and others.
Besides the floral tributes, there was a literary meeting and photo exhibition on the life and literary career of Leo Tolstoy at the RCSC, organised by the Institute of Russian Language.
The imposing statue of Leo Tolstoy, representing an epitome and symbol of the literary world, occupying a niche in the heart of the Capital of India, is a matter of high impotence to the people of India. It is apt to recall here the significant literary contribution of the great Russian writer, side by side with the famous Tolstoy-Gandhi - ji correspondence and the Tolstoy Farm established by the India’s Father of Nation in South Africa.